Nintendo New 3DS XL – Galaxy Style

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The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games; Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D
AC Adapter sold separately; New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS
3D Mode recommended for Ages 7+

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Edition:Galaxy | Configuration:without AC Adapter

THE NEXT DIMENSION IN ENTERTAINMENT The New Nintendo 3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends, and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D. AC Adapter sold separately. New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, and 2DS. 3D Mode recommended for Ages 7+

The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games; Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D
AC Adapter sold separately; New Nintendo 3DS XL uses the same AC adapter as Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS
3D Mode recommended for Ages 7+

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  1. Nikole

    Looks good but lags and unreadable cards

    Came in great surface condition. Although, it does not read game cards sometimes and that can be pretty frustrating as I have to insert and take out the game card multiple times before it will read. Probably will eventually stop reading them all together. Very unfortunate as I paid almost new price for this system.

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  2. Michael Williams

    Looks nice and works well, until it crashes.

    Looks nice and smooth game play, until it crashes. I’ve been playing it for a couple of weeks now and have around 10 hours invested. So far it has crashed on me about 6 times. I don’t know if it is the system or something else, but I can’t give a good rating.

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  3. Philippe Medor

    Beautiful

     This 3ds looks amazing, runs good, no problems here and I’m very happy with it. Time for fire emblem and smash

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  4. Strategos

    Finally the portable I’ve always wanted

    When the original 3DS was announced my first question was how long the battery would last. When I found out how low it was compared to the Nintendo DS, I vowed to wait until it was greatly increased to buy one (with more features added of course).Well, the battery life of this device is till nowhere near that of the Nintendo DS, but I’m more an occasional portable gamer than a constant one, so in the end I don’t mind all that much. And now that the price of the software has finally come down to earth, this is the perfect time to buy a 3DS family device.SoftwareFor starters, now that some time has passed it’s much easier to see what the great 3DS titles are, and most of them can be had for less than $20.00. Between online purchase options and in-store promotionals, you even get the expensive games used for around $20.00 if you buy them all at once (I signed up for a store promotion right after buying the device so could get all the games I wanted all at once).And how are said games? We all know that the 3DS is rather low res (320 resolution in this day and age???) which is absolutely hilarious when you consider the push behind “4K” and “retina vision”. While Apple and SONY etc. are pushing for resolutions so high you can’t tell the difference unless your eyeball is one inch away from the screen, this sucker does indeed make 3D games look like they are running on Windows 3.11. Despite how awful that looks in store displays and in TV commercials, in your hand thanks to interpolation (remember how good 480i looked on old CRT TVs?) everything actually looks great. The screen is good and bright, the 3D effect is nice and easily controlled with a slider, viewing distance is decent, and the overall effect is like watching GBA games on the DS for the first time (the brightness and contrast is boosted so much that you can see just how good low res games can look when presented properly). Speaking of older games…I was concerned that my collection of old Nintendo DS games might look terrible on such a huge screen, but they actually look BETTER than they did on my Nintendo DS because of the quality of the screen.Controls, OS, OverallI’ve heard a lot of controversy about the controls of these systems since the original one was released, and initially I did find this system to be a bit cramped despite it’s huge size, but I got used to it pretty fast, and the stylus works great. The OS is responsive, if a bit like a kitchen table with a your office drawer spilled out onto it (everything is kind of out at once). It continues to puzzle me that Nintendo and SONY and whoever else never seem to consider that if you buy hundreds of games (as they doubtless hope you will) you’ll eventually have a list that will take all day to scroll through. Oh well. As long as I don’t download many games it shouldn’t be a problem. There are a few I want, but not anywhere near as many as I have downloaded on Steam, PS3, PS4, etc.I love that you can put the system to sleep incredibly easily, but I hate the placement of the power button. It’s awkward and you’re constantly accidentally pressing another button on top of the device while you try to press power on the bottom. The wifi works well and gets a good signal, but downloads often fail (I expect that from Nintendo). Videos actually look great on the device from games or netflix, much better than I expected. To the point where you might actually reconsider buying a giant phone and instead get one of these for playing your Netflix videos and games on (for the most part).All things considered, I think this device as sold is an OUTSTANDING value. There’s plenty of great games you can acquire for cheap (and some classics can finally, finally FINALLY be played on the go the way you always wanted (Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox). Battery life, while not great, is decent. The looks fantastic. The controls are comfortable. The OS is friendly and fairly easy to use.As of right now, this is the portable to own. Oh, and I made the decision to buy one now on impulse based on the cool galaxy design. It’ a very purple nebula, and it’s very pretty.Game on!

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  5. The Col

    Most beautiful handheld I have ever owned! Better quality and design than the 2DS and 2DS XL

    This is a beautiful console, and by far the nicest handheld I have ever owned. I upgraded to this from a 2DS and then a 2DS XL, and to me is fully worth the extra cost. I have had my 2DS for a couple years and just got tired of the uncomfortable wedge-design and small screens. I upgraded to a 2DS XL, but was disappointed. The 2DS XL is okay, but it was too cramped for my larger hands, the screen was much too loose, and I actually had some quality issues with both the top and bottom screens. The 2DS XL, while better than the 2DS, is clearly a budget model. I believe there is a design flaw with the top screen as well- it is so thin and flexible that it is prone to bending and breaking.Immediately upon opening the Galaxy 3DS I fell in love with it. The exterior of the device is a deep purple, and has a metallic sheen to it. The stars/galaxy design really pops, and almost looks 3D in person. The galaxy design is glossy as opposed to the satin finish on the normal 3DS’s. The top edge and interior of the 3DS is a dark blue that is very pleasing to the eyes (blue is my favorite color) and also hides fingerprints better than black. Another point is that the 3DS XL top screen is surrounded by a satin plastic, which is much better than the all glass top screen area of the 2DS XL. The 2DS XL is so reflective that it can be really difficult to see in environments with direct light. Overall the exterior design of the 3DS XL Galaxy is perfect in my eyes. It is much more mature than both 2DS designed, which are clearly kid-focused. I do wonder how the galaxy portion will hold up to normal wear however, but only time will tell.Overall construction is very good. It’s got a bit of weight to it, which gives it a substantial and quality feel. The buttons are crisp and responsive just like other 3DS models, and are much better than both 2DS models. The hinge on my unit was satisfyingly tight, it has no screen wobble at all. I am unsure if this is common among all New 3DS XL’s though. The plastic used for the 3DS is very high quality and does not flex or creak at all when being used. Both 2DS’s I owned had less sturdy plastic and would often creak when handled. The only issue I have with this system is the circle-pad, which just can’t compete with a true joystick. Mine tends to feel a bit gritty sometimes, but I will add a bit of WD-40 to see if I can smooth it out.The screens are beautiful compared to the 2DS screens, as expected. I don’t really use the 3D feature, but it’s cool that it is available. It’s fun to see how different games look in 3D, but I really don’t consider it a necessary feature. The sound quality is also unbelievably better on the 3DS XL in comparison to both the 2DS and 2DS XL. The 2DS has the mono speaker that sounds like garbage no matter what. The 2DS XL is better, but still not up to par with the 3DS XL. I am a bit of an audiophile, so the sound quality issues with the other handhelds drove me nuts.I did notice that the 2DS XL may have been slightly faster in terms of booting up games, but both systems blow the regular 2DS out of the water. So for me, the 3DS XL is still blazing fast compared to what I am used to. The stylus is actually usable on the 3DS XL, unlike the 2DS XL, although both styluses are inconveniently placed on the front of the handheld. I prefer the stylus to be located on the right side, under your hand.Battery life seems to be on par with every other handheld from Nintendo I have used. No complaints here, but could always be better. An obvious huge downside to this model is the lack of an included AC adapter. This shouldn’t even be allowed, and made it hard for me to purchase one simply on principle alone.Speaking on ergonomics, I found the 3DS XL to be much more comfortable than both 2DS consoles. The regular 2DS just felt awkward to hold- the bottom corners jutted into my palms and the buttons were weirdly spaced. The 2DS XL was better, but I found that the overall smaller profile of the console meant the buttons were much more cramped together. They also spaced the c-stick further down, and therefore the ABXY buttons were further down as well. This made it difficult for me to find a comfortable hand position on the console. The 3DS XL is perfect for my larger hands, the controls are located exactly where they should be.Conclusion:This is simply the best Nintendo handheld ever made. It is a well-built, solid feeling console with one of the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs I have ever seen on a gaming console. The controls feel crisp and responsive, and the overall size make it very comfortable to hold in a variety of hand positions. I was pleased to find the hinge to be tight and no screen flop present on my 3DS as well.This is an infinitely better handheld than the regular 2DS, which makes sense as they are trying to do two totally different things. The regular 2DS is a cheap way to access the DS and 3DS library of games. The 3DS XL is the best way to enjoy these games to their fullest potential, and an absolute joy to use.When compared to the 2DS XL, there doesn’t seem to be any good reason to choose the 2DS XL over this. There is only a $25 difference in price (on amazon at least) and the 3DS XL is so much better that I can’t recommend anyone purchase the 2DS XL. In my opinion the 2DS XL needs to be $100-$125 to really be a compelling purchase (and maybe include a game too). The 3DS XL just feels so much nicer than the 2DS XL when compared directly. I am extremely happy I decided to return the 2DS XL and go with the 3DS XL, it’s really that much better.

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  6. Lizzie

    Awesome, but doesn’t have a charger..

    As someone who still owns their original DS Lite and Gameboy Advance, I decided to upgrade my system to a 3ds to play my beloved DS games on a bigger screen. Because of the lack of upgrades for years, I decided to splurge and go for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and it was the best decision I could have made!The 3d takes some getting used to, but it does have facetrack so it keeps the effect even with intense gameplay. The controls are very responsive even with very light keypresses. And the reverse compatability is a definite selling point for me.I received mine in a new, sealed box with instructions. No evidence of it being a refurbished or even lightly used product.Only giving four stars because of Nintendos apparent money grab of making you spend another $10 on a charging cable so you’ll be able to play. Not entirely sure why they decided to stop including the charging cable with their handheld devices it kind of feels dirty.Just make sure to order a charging cable that will arrive at the same time as the DS and you’ll be good to go.

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  7. Theasophia

    Beautiful, enjoyable, but beware of used “new”!

    Note that “New” is part of the product name, not a description of what you will receive. The seller I purchased from sent a decidedly used unit (in good condition, but with quite visible blemishes) in an unsealed box very different from that displayed in the listing, a relatively plain box clearly marked “refurbished” and Gamestop’s verbiage for that, “Recharged”. This poses a potential embarrassment for gift-giving!The unit was not refurbished by Nintendo, either; “Recharged” is a Gamestop refurbished brand and does not uphold the manufacturer’s warranty, nor was any warranty provided by Gamestop or the seller. I could have purchased a Nintendo-refurbished one for $5 less from Nintendo’s website, or a Gamestop “Recharged” one for $30 less from Gamestop’s website.I’m keeping the one I received for myself, despite the price I paid being high for a used console, because the seller (mtgnw — avoid!) seems unbothered by the confusion and unlikely to do anything about it without more effort than I have time for and because it’s in perfect working condition and good cosmetic condition. I’d give the console 5 stars if it were new and under warranty; since it’s neither, and I was expecting both, this listing for it gets only 4. Nevertheless, be aware that “New” refers to a physical redesign of the original 3DS XL and does not guarantee the quality of product you will receive, its warranty status, or the packaging you’ll receive it in.My refurbished model came with an AC adaptor (loose in the replacement “Recharged” box) and nothing else. It does have an SD card installed and a stylus. The box was not sealed in any way, and in fact was open inside the shipping carton; if it originally came with anything else, I have no way of knowing what might be missing.If you’re okay with a used console, or sure you’re getting a new-condition one and not just a new-model one, should you get a “New” 3DS XL? Definitely. Especially coming from a DSi (and a DS Lite before that, and a DS “phat” before that) it’s enough of a hardware upgrade to be worth it. This model’s controls feel firmer and surer, with more feedback and more pleasant textures. The upper screen is still pixellated, but the 3D effect is much more bearable (and more entertaining!) than I expected, and the lower screen looks great. My DSi and original DS games I’ve tried have all worked. It’s possible I’ll even give away my beloved DSi now, after 9 years and 3 batteries.The “Galaxy” coloring on this one is gorgeous. No skin, wrap, or case would provide this effect to a plainer one. The outer top is beautiful, even with scratches and chips; the purple is softly metallic while the silver is brilliantly so, creating a sparkle effect over a soft shimmer. The outer bottom is a beautiful metallic purple, and the hinge and interior are a metallic dark night-sky blue. Despite chips in the top “Galaxy” coating of the one I received, the paint is not flaking away from those points as a cheaper surface would, and I expect to be able to maintain its condition despite the damage. Top marks for the design’s durability.Overall, it’s a delight to look at and a delight to use. Buyer beware, but recipient rejoice.

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  8. scott

    i bought this on amazon warehouse deal and i got a good deal and a good shape item

    I bought as an acceptable item from the amazon warehouse and I was happy the item did have 2 things wrong .But they were so small it did not effect anything and I got a charger with if anyone knows the device brand new did not come with a charger so could have done with the 2 small things wrong but as I said the things were so small it did not effect anything about it . In short I am happy with what I have

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  9. Emma

    No.. terrible! I was tricked..

    So it says “New Nintendo 3DS XL – Galaxy” i ordered it without the adapter.. waited a week… i received a USED Galaxy WITH an adapter… ?? we tested it out, the top screen was wobbly, didnt stay in place. And also, the sound didnt work! TAKING IT BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN! DO NOT GET FOOLED INTO THIS PRODUCT!!!! I dont know how people can review this as a good product unless they do hand out good ones and hand out bad ones when they want to? I dont understand. So 1 star! WOULDNT RECCOMEND BUYING OFF THESE PEOPLE EVER!

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  10. Chris H.

    Nintendo’s best handheld model. Love the purple!

    This is an excellent handheld gaming system. I updated from a Nintendo 3DS (the original model, not the New one); the transfer process required me placing my two units right next to my home Wi-Fi router for the connection to be established, and took a few hours to complete. After that though, I was all set; literally everything transferred over without a hitch.I’m a big fan of the autostereoscopic 3D feature, and it’s even better on this newer model where the view keeps itself focused even when you tilt the unit slightly. This is a big help in games with a lot of frantic action, such as Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Star Fox 64 3DS, and Metroid: Samus Returns, so you don’t have to focus on keeping the unit perfectly aligned while mashing buttons. The battery life is pretty good too. I haven’t come across any games yet in my personal library which make use of the additional analog nub or ZR/ZL buttons, but I guess it’s good that they’re available to developers as an optional control scheme addition.Lastly, I have to mention I’m a fan of the purple. It really takes me back to my childhood days where I had a purple GameBoy Color, an Atomic Purple Nintendo 64 controller, and the Indigo Nintendo GameCube. To me, the color strongly says “Nintendo”, and it brings me a nostalgic feeling. The galaxy background is quite pretty, and has a metallic/iridescent sheen that the pictures don’t really show.If you play Nintendo 3DS games, then I strongly recommend this particular model. It might be Nintendo’s best handheld yet.

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